2020-2021 College Catalog

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) TCC

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) TCC (Major Code: EB71)

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Responder certificate program prepares students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher-level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) technical certificate of credit provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level into the emergency medical services professions for possible employment in a variety of prehospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR certification examination. http://www.nremt.org/.Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services
  • AEMT license or NREMT® certification required.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each course and complete all required courses to graduate.

Advanced Placement: Advanced placements will not be allowed, however, with permission from the Office of Enrollment Services, transfer of credits for general educations courses only are allowed to be accepted into the Paramedic program and all Paramedic courses have to be completed within the program to verify and validate that the student met the requirements of the NREMT, State office of EMS, TCSG, CoAEMSP, etc.

*** Graduates of the TCSG Paramedicine Diploma Program may enroll in the Paramedicine AAS but will be required to demonstrate appropriate Degree level COMPASS, SAT, or ACT scores in Math, Reading and English.***

Accrediting Agency: The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350

(www.caahep.org)

Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP) 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

(www.coaemsp.org)

Program Approval: The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is approved by the Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Certification Examination Agency: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT®), Rocco V. Morando Building. 6610 Busch Blvd., P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, Ohio 43229, (http://www.nremt.org).

Career Information

Occupation

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 14% nationally and 3% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $32,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services
  • AEMT license or NREMT® certification required.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each course and complete all required courses to graduate.

Advanced Placement: Advanced placements will not be allowed, however, with permission from the Office of Enrollment Services, transfer of credits for general educations courses only are allowed to be accepted into the Paramedic program and all Paramedic courses have to be completed within the program to verify and validate that the student met the requirements of the NREMT, State office of EMS, TCSG, CoAEMSP, etc.

*** Graduates of the TCSG Paramedic Technology Diploma Program may enroll in the Paramedicine AAS but will be required to demonstrate appropriate Degree level Accuplacer, COMPASS, SAT, or ACT scores in Math, Reading and English.***

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Corbett Davis

Program Coordinator, EMT, AEMT, Fire, Paramedics

Academic Building D1108C

404-225-44699

codavis@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 term
Program Credit Hours: 11
Estimated Program Cost: $2,142

Course Outline

 

Occupational Courses (11 Credits)

ALHS 1010Intro. to Anatomy & Physiology

4

EMSP 1010Emergency Medical Responder

4

ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences

2

Total Credit Hours: 11

 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Responder technical certificate of credit, students may be able to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR certification examination. http://www.nremt.org/